PERSONS Residing with disabilities in Anambra State have mentioned they had been extra all in favour of being granted their full rights within the electoral course of in the course of the November 6 governorship ballot than acts of charity.
The Chairman of the state chapter of the Joint Affiliation of Individuals with Disabilities, Ugochukwu Ernest, acknowledged this on the ‘PWDs Civic and Political Organizing Lab with political events,’ organized by the Inclusive Pals Affiliation, in Awka, on Tuesday.
He mentioned, “Our case has moved from charity to rights as occasioned by the signing of the Incapacity Act by each the federal and state ranges.
“That is the primary time we’re having this sort of interface between PWDs and political celebration leaders. I’m comfortable issues are progressively altering. Prior to now, they’ll inform us they didn’t have time as soon as individuals with disabilities are talked about.
“Problems with PWDs can now not be swept underneath the carpet. We thank President Buhari for signing the Incapacity Act. He’s the one president that had the curiosity and political will to do this as a result of so many presidents had come and gone with out doing that.
“Down right here, our governor additionally had the political will to signal Anambra incapacity legislation. That’s why within the state, problems with PWDs incapacity have moved from charity to rights. We’re now not begging for charity, however demanding for our rights.”
The Govt Director, Inclusive Pals Affiliation, Grace Jerry, appreciated political events within the state for selling participation of individuals with disabilities within the electoral and political processes.
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